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Specialty Programs (PreK-5) and Public Charter Schools Lottery

14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
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IMPORTANT: If you submitted an online application last year (and have an existing family dashboard account), you will need to update your child's expected grade on the student profile page before you submit an application for the 2023-2024 school year.
In order to submit an application, please note that YOU MUST have your child's student Identification number at least 48 hours or more before the lottery application deadline.

Log in to your family dashboard account (click here)

We are now accepting late applications for in-boundary Kindergarteners (age 5 by September 1).
The following Immersion Program locations have seats available:

Maya Angelou French Immersion
Cesar Chavez Dual Immersion (Primary language Spanish only)
Overlook Spanish Immersion
Phyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion

Program school assignments are final and based on current SchoolMax residence and space availability.

If your child is currently enrolled in a specialty school program, submit an application only if you wish to change to a different specialty program. 

If you submitted an application for Charter Schools/Specialty Programs during the Winter (November 2022-February 2023) application period and your child is on the waiting list,
acceptance of any Immersion Programs LATE Application placement offer will remove your child from all other waiting lists.

If you previously applied for and already ACCEPTED a 2022-2023 Kindergarten lottery placement, your student is not eligible for a late lottery application.

Immersion Programs LATE Applications are accepted/placed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please use the family dashboard link above to submit an application.

The 2023-2024 Specialty Programs (PreK-5)/Public Charter Schools Lottery Application
is now CLOSED.

The 2023-2024 Talented and Gifted (TAG) Lottery Application is now CLOSED.

The 2024-2025 Specialty Programs (PreK-5)/Public Charter Schools Lottery Application will be available in November 2023.

For more information about the Specialty Programs Lottery Application process,

For more information about the Public Charter Schools Lottery Application process,

Application Timeline

Lottery Process Explained

Available Specialty Programs

Public Charter Schools

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)